Sharon Cheung started her career as a journalist and is a veteran media person with a sharp insight into Hong Kong Society. People from different walks of life inspire Cheung’s paintings, and she believes that only concretisation can express the impulsiveness of one’s feelings. Cheung aims to present imagery of one’s most authentic emotions through the distortion and demolishment of their original appearance. The distorted portraits revealing people’s emotions, anxieties, uneasiness and fears reflect society’s many facets and ongoing changes.
Cheung obtained her BA degree in Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a fellow of the Reuters Institute for Journalism at the University of Oxford and the founder of “Lion Rock Fellowship” at the University of Oxford. In 2022, Cheung received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and graduated with first-class honours. She also received the Dean’s List Award and the Boon Lee Award. She was one of the six international winners (Asia winner) of the inaugural Art for change Prize for emerging artists, a competition organised by M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery. Cheung’s portrait series was also exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery in London. Cheung is the director of a Hong Kong gallery, SC gallery.